Places of power in Bologna: Palazzo Re Enzo, Clock Tower and Municipal Art Collections - bolognawelcome

Places of power in Bologna: Palazzo Re Enzo, Clock Tower and Municipal Art Collections

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To access the Palazzo Re Enzo, Clock Tower and Municipal Art Collections, it is mandatory to show the Green Pass.
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Live the most powerful experience in Bologna... three times as powerful!
Starting from Palazzo Re Enzo, one of the most exclusive venues in Bologna, explore the fascinating rooms accompanied by a dedicated audio guide that will take you through the vicissitudes of the city's most mythological character. Then discover the reasons why Palazzo Re Enzo was King Enzo's gilded prison and try to imagine its epilogue.
Continue on to Palazzo d'Accursio, the city's seat of power, and climb up to Torre Accursio, known as the Clock Tower. With your smartphone in hand, listen to the audio guide as it takes you through the halls of the building until you reach the heart of the tower: the clock mechanism that keeps the city's time ticking. From here you can look out onto two panoramic terraces to enjoy an absolutely unprecedented view of Bologna. Finally, access the Municipal Art Collections, housed in the rooms once used as the residence of the Cardinal Legates, and listen once again to an audioguide while wandering among paintings, fine exhibits, furniture porcelain and textiles ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. Your last stop, Sala Urbana, a masterpiece of Bolognese Baroque with its heraldic decoration, is definitely one to remember.

Meeting point:
Palazzo Re Enzo,
Piazza Nettuno, 1 – 40124

Torre dell’Orologio,
entrance from Sala Farnese, second floor of Palazzo D'Accursio, Piazza Maggiore, 6 – 40124

  • Visit with audio guide of Palazzo Re Enzo
  • Visit with audio guide of the Clock Tower
  • Entrance to the Municipal Art Collections (check the times of the Collections to better plan your visit*)
Single price: € 12,00 p/person

The sales of the services is managed by Bologna Welcome Incoming Travel Agency

Cancellation policy:
If you cancel or modify your booking at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel later, you will be charged the entire price of the tour.
  • To ensure a safe visit: it is mandatory to arrive 5 minutes before the time indicated in “entrance time”.
  • Late visitors will not be admitted at Palazzo Re Enzo and at Clock Tower, unless they book a new visit at another available time and pay again.
  • Lifts (elevators) are available for guests with impaired mobility.
  • Minors under 18 years of age may enter the facility without being accompanied by an adult.
  • On the Clock Tower children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Animals are not allowed.
  • *The Municipal Art Collections observe different times from the openings of the Tower. Be sure to check and plan your visit. 
  • Card Cultura holders must use it to access the Municipal Art Collections.
  • The voucher to access the Municipal Art Collections will arrive by email and must be exchanged at the ticket office of the Municipal Art Collections with the entrance ticket.
  • We recommend the use of personal earphones for listening to the audio guide.

In compliance with current government regulations for all Italian cultural sites (ref. D.L. of 23 July 2021), from 6 August 2021 it is compulsory for visitors to carry a Covid Certificate (Green Pass) together with a valid identity document to access the Torre dell'Orologio.
The provisions do not apply to children under 12 years of age and to people with specific medical certifications. 

PLEASE NOTE: in the absence of the Green Pass (or equivalent certificate) and a valid ID document, admission to the two museums will not be allowed and the ticket purchased will not be refunded.

In addition, visitors are still subject to the safety regulations against Covid: a temperature measurement is required for entry and a face mask must be worn at all times. Sanitising gel dispensers will be also made available at the museum sites, and the entrance is limited in capacity so as to maintain the safety distance required for visitors. 


  • Climb the Clock Tower and enjoy an exclusive view of Bologna
  • Enter the Municipal Art Collections and discover unique works of art
  • Experience the charm of Palazzo Re Enzo as King Enzo's golden prison